Post Polio Syndrome (also known as the Late Effects of Polio) is a condition affecting polio survivors many years after recovery from an initial acute attack of polio. Symptoms are not caused by re-infection from the polio virus or related to age, and not all people who've had polio will experience them.
Many scientists believe post polio syndrome develops in the following way:
There is currently no test available to confirm whether you have the late effects of polio. A diagnosis will be based on a person's medical history.
A person with late effects will have: